HMS students to perform ‘Crumpled Classics’

SUGAR GROVE—With first-year teacher Mr. Collins out sick, a quirky cadre of students will take it upon themselves to pull together Harter annual “Classics on Parade,” acting out famous stories that they studied in their literature class.

The students, however, decide to make the stories relevant to today’s audiences, with comedic results. The authors are surely rolling over in their graves, and Mr. Collins is terrified of losing his job, especially when the principal calls the superintendent in the middle of the show.

Performances of “Crumpled Classics,” by Craig Sodaro, will take place in the Kaneland Harter Middle School “Cafetorium” on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22-23, at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at the door prior to the show. Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students, and the doors and ticket stand will open at 6 p.m. The Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters will be sell concessions before the play and during intermission.

“‘Crumpled Classics’ is very funny and entertaining, plus it gives us all an opportunity to be expressive,” said seventh-grader Gavon Hargrove, who plays the role of “Scott” in the production. “Everyone can relate to it.”